It’s been a busy weekend for the Voices Podcast team.

On the latest podcast we welcomed authors Matthew Silverman and Tom Stanton and Chris McShane to discuss baseball.

Silverman, author of 100 Things Mets Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, joins us to share his guide to “all things New York Mets” including Robin Ventura’s 1999 Grand-Slam single, the 1969 shoe polish incident, and the history behind the names and numbers on the left-field wall.

Tom Stanton is the author of  Ty and The Babe: Baseball’s Fiercest Rivals: A Surprising Friendship and the 1941 Has-Beens Golf Championship. A finalist for a Quill Award, Ty and The Babe takes readers into the heart of the rivalry (and later-in-life friendship) of two of baseball’s most legendary stars. We discuss his book and research.

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The College of Charleston basketball season is six months away, but you’d never know it. Not here, anyway. Not if you’re walking the halls of 284 King Street, the side street office of Cougars head coach Bobby Cremins.

In this modest office space along the historic downtown Charleston district, the 2007-2008 College of Charleston basketball season is underway. Preparations for the season ahead are being fleshed out in a steady stream of organizational and strategic meetings.

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Buster Posey

The official Major League Baseball rule states, “The catcher, without the ball in his possession, has no right to block the pathway of the runner attempting to score. The base line belongs to the runner and the catcher should be there only when he is fielding a ball or when he already has the ball in his hand.” – Comment on Rule 7.06 (b)

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey knows the rule; a homeplate collision is an inherent risk for both the runner and the catcher. Posey, and every professional catcher, accept the risk that they are one sacrifice fly away from being the next Ray Fosse.

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